Oil workers responding to what was assumed to be a false gas alarm on a North Sea installation found themselves trapped by a "highly flammable" hydrocarbon release capable of killing everyone onboard.
A leading union representative has been honored for his "outstanding contribution" to the North Sea's oil and gas industry.
A group created to address North Sea helicopter capacity concerns has not met in more than five months because the oil sector “hasn’t got a pan-industry issue”.
The North Sea oil and gas industry is looking to a football-style loan transfer scheme to resolve skills shortages after it emerges from a long and brutal downturn.
We've rounded-up our best opinion pieces of the year. And we couldn't compile a 'Best of' without featuring RMT regional organizer Jake Molloy. His first-person piece on the Chinook tragedy was a powerful and somber reflection.
On November 6th 1986 when the Chinook took the lives of 45 workers I was at home, redundant like many thousands more due to the 1986 downturn.
It’s taken 27 years to get to the point where offshore workers feel compelled to take industrial action and withdraw their labour, but more than that it has taken the belligerence and intransigence of an industry hell bent on making the workforce pay for the mismanagement of the sector!
RMT regional organiser Jake Molloy has described Piper Alpha as a "turning point" for the North Sea oil and gas industry as relatives and workers met to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the disaster.
BP's plans to reduce its North Sea headcount by 600 will come as a "hammer blow" to staff members and contractors alike, a union boss has said.
Union leader Jake Molloy said only MSP Dennis Robertson could have known what he meant to say after claiming there was "no crisis" in the North Sea oil and gas industry.
In years to come thousands of former oil and gas workers will look back to 2015 and say; that was the year...... and most likely finish the line with; I left the industry! There will be variations on the theme; I was made redundant; or I started a new career; I got sacked or hounded out, or perhaps, I retired from the industry.
Oil companies’ “slash and burn” approach to cutting the costs of their North Sea interests is putting Scotland’s offshore industry at risk, a union leader has warned Holyrood.
The UK Government must support the North Sea oil and gas industry through the downturn because it was its “sacrificial milk cow” for years, a union boss warned last night. Jake Molloy, RMT regional organiser, made the comments on a visit to London, where he briefed MPs in the union’s parliamentary group. They discussed sustainability of production and jobs, and how to maximise the recovery, in advance of a meeting with energy ministers at Westminster.